[Elsnet-list] [JOB] Research Assistant post

John McNaught John.McNaught at manchester.ac.uk
Fri Mar 31 14:21:03 CEST 2006

Job Title: Research Assistant

Job Description:
A Research Assistant is required for 30 months for the EPSRC funded ADVISES 
(ADaptive VISualisation for E-Science collaboration) project. The project is 
concerned with developing an advanced sublanguage-based user interface and 
results visualisation for e-science collaboration in Health Informatics. The RA 
in Human Computer Interaction will conduct requirements analysis, specify, 
design and implement a set of collaborative tools that allow scientists to carry 
out scientific analyses that fit with their needs and present the results as 
interactive visualisations.

The successful candidate will work closely with 3 major centres: The Northwest 
Institute for Bio-Health Informatics (www.nibhi.man.ac.uk), the National Centre 
for e-Social Science (www.ncess,ac,uk) and the National Centre for Text Mining 

Applicants should have a good first degree (minimum UK 2:1 or foreign 
equivalent) in Psychology, Linguistics, Computer Science or another discipline 
relevant to the job description, and preferably a PhD, and research experience 
in one or more of human computer interaction, visualisation, requirements 
engineering, health informatics, e-science GRID software development.
The job skills include requirements analysis for the e-science applications, 
including sublanguage analysis of the research questions, methods, procedures 
and discussion in health Informatics, in particular, epidemiology research. A 
range of empirical study skills including ethnography, discourse analysis, 
usability and contextual evaluation are desirable.

Location: School of Informatics, University of Manchester, UK

Closing date: 27/04/06

Full details at: http://www.man.ac.uk/news/vacancies/research.html#HUM052

A second post associated with this project is available, which emphasises more 
software development and integration, see:

John McNaught
Associate Director
National Centre for Text Mining

School of Informatics
University of Manchester      	mail: John.McNaught at manchester.ac.uk
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